Married bliss

February 11, 2013

‘Well, you definitely won’t like these oranges,’ said TL the other night, screwing his face up into as close to an ‘euwwwww’ expression as a man could get. He likes sour things, to the extent that he will happily eat a lemon, and he loves the bitter skin of kiwi fruit. But this was obviously too acidic even for him. I was a bit puzzled, as I hadn’t bought anything that looked vicious enough to provoke his expression.

Except for the Seville oranges, of course.


Still, it’s better than the time a few years ago when he took a bagful of Seville oranges back to the shop, outraged at how horrible they tasted. The man at the counter swapped them over, no questions asked. Neither had clearly ever even heard of marmalade.

TL is making me laugh a lot at the moment. Take Borgen, our favourite show, which is Danish with subtitles, but not nearly as worthy and dull as that sounds. In fact, it’s the gripping tale of a woman prime minister, and she is an actual human being, not a Thatcher clone. In order to watch Borgen, TL has to look for his glasses, which usually takes half an hour and involves stomping around the house, before finding them where I said they were half an hour ago. That’s all fine, of course. But, during the last few episodes, poor TL was finding it hard to read the subtitles, even once he’d found his glasses. There were mutterings about the incompetence of the optician, there were complaints about the TV itself. Finally, he thought of cleaning his glasses. Which was when he discovered that one of the lenses was missing. I’m still laughing now.

I do love being married.

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  • English Mum February 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Haha oh dear! I hope he doesn’t get cross when you laugh! (mine does) x

  • janerowena February 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I do so feel for him – I am the one who can never find glasses, as I am longsighted. They are usually on top of my head and I get laughed at fairly regularly. I have half a dozen pairs dotted throughout the house, and found one pair the other week when I dug up some potatoes. A month before that I found some in the chickens’ bedding. It’s nice to think of the little moments of joy and laughter we bring to our spouses’ lives. Huh.

  • Jenny smith February 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Me too. Love being married, I mean x

  • Suburbia February 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’m glad you like being married. Not sure I’d ever go that route again!

  • Naomi Richards February 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

    How funny our men can be. It seems to me that we pay much more attention to detail than our counterparts. My OH will look for something and it is where he left it! That I believe is not unusual

  • Julie February 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

    That’s funny, yes men are funny, that’s for sure, whether they know it or not!

  • nick February 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Fortunately (or unfortunately), I have to wear my glasses all the time so I never need to go looking for them. What I keep losing is the keys to all the various doors in the house. And the sharpest knife which somehow disappears into the crevices of the cutlery drawer. And boxes of tissues which somehow are never in the room I’m actually in.